Ed Hernandez

Sep 112016

election2016jpgThe November elections are approaching, and with that the work of learning about the many candidates for local office. To help you in this task, I am sending in-depth issue-based questionnaires to (almost) all candidates for elective office in Alameda County, and publishing them on this website as I get them back.

To find them, click on the “2016 General Election” tag on the menu above, or go here and select your city or district.¬† More cities and districts will be added, as I receive completed questionnaires from those areas, so keep checking!

Here are the questionnaires returned so far:


Alameda School Board

Gray Harris
Dennis Popalardo

Albany City Council

Amber Whitson

Albany School Board

Jon Raj Destin
Clementina Duron
Kim Trutane

Berkeley Mayor

Laurie Capitelli
Ben Gould

Berkeley City Council, District 5

Sophie Hahn

Berkeley City Council, District 6

Fred Dodsworth

Berkeley School Board

Beatriz Leyva-Cutler

Castro Valley School Board

Tojo Thomas

Dublin City Council
Arun Goel

Emeryville City Council

Christian Patz
John T. Van Geffen

Emery School Board

Barbara Inch

Fremont School Board

Ann Crosbie
Desrie Campbell
Dax Choksi

Hayward School Board

Dan Goldstein

New Haven School Board

Jeff Wang

Oakland City Council, District 5 (Fruitvale)

Viola Gonzalez

Oakland City Council, At Large

Matt Hummel

Bruce Quan

Piedmont School Board

Hari Titan

Pleasanton Mayor

Julie Testa

Pleasanton School Board

Valerie Arkin
Kathleen Ruesegger
Jamie Yee Hintzke

San Leandro City Council

Ed Hernandez

San Lorenzo School Board

‘Penny Peck

AC Transit  Board РAt Large

Chris Peeples (didn’t return my questionnaire, but submitted two others)

BART Board – D 5

Jennifer Holsterman

BART Board – D7

Ronald Emerson

East Bay Parks Board, Ward 2

Kent Fickett
Dionisio “Dee” Rosario
John Roberts

East Bay Parks Board, Ward 4

Daniel Chesmore

Oro Loma Sanitary District Board

Chike Udemezue